Having had an opportunity to test Denon AVR-X1600H vs Yamaha R-N602BL, I’d like to share my impression here to facilitate your choice of a new AV receiver.
The number of channels for receivers is different - 7.2 versus 2.0, respectively, for devices. In terms of power, there are differences, the AVR-X1600H has such a ratio W/Ohm - 80/8, 120/6, while the R-N602BL has a power of 115/8, 105/4. The value of total harmonic distortion is also different, and for the AVR-X1600H it is 0.08%, but for the R-N602BL it is 0.01%.
The manufacturer installed different DACs, the AVR-X1600H received the model 384 KHz/32-bit, but the R-N602BL is equipped with Burr-Brown 192 KHz/24-bit. The Bi-amping function is implemented only in the Denon AVR-X1600H. Both Denon AVR-X1600H and Yamaha R-N602BL can transmit an audio signal directly to the amplifier and bypasses any DSP processing.
Wireless Internet access via WIFI is possible on both units. Each of the receivers has a Bluetooth connector. The contenders have differences in the supported services from Apple - AirPlay, AirPlay 2 versus AirPlay respectively. Access to the Spotify service is on each of the competitors. The number of available streaming services varies for receivers, the Denon AVR-X1600H works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, TuneIn Radio, iHeart Radio, Mood Mix, but the Yamaha R-N602BL works with Deezer, TIDAL, Pandora, Napster, SiriusXM, Qobuz. HDMI signal transmission in standby mode can provide only the AVR-X1600H. None of the devices can increase the resolution of the incoming video signal. Review participants do not have the Dolby Vision feature. HDMI Audio Return Channel is only available on Denon AVR-X1600H. HDMI eARC is only supported by the AVR-X1600H. When comparing receivers, it becomes clear that only the Denon AVR-X1600H has HDMI CEC. Like most receivers, our models have a built-in phono stage for connecting a vinyl player. There is an ECO mode in either AV receiver. The Denon AVR-X1600H can be properly configured using the setup assistant.
A Dolby Atmos multichannel audio format is available only in the AVR-X1600H. Only in the AVR-X1600H realized a DTS:X surround technology.